Managing Director – Domino Recording Co. UK
Vincent Clery-Melin has spent all if his career working with or for independent labels and artists in a number of international roles.
A French graduate from HEC business school, Vincent started his career in 1996 at Virgin France where he held various international positions, including being one of the key artisans of Labels Europe, a company which provided pan European distribution and marketing services to independents such as Mute, City Slang, Wall of Sound, and many others.
Vincent moved to London in 2002 to work in EMI’s Continental European HQ , which he left in 2005 to start his own project with backing and funds from then independent label group V2 Music : Cooperative Music was a label services company (before the term was coined) providing international marketing, distribution and funding to independent labels and self-released artists. Vincent led the business for 8 years, first as an independent, and after 2007 as a division of Universal Music Group following the sale of V2 Music Group to UMG. During that time, Cooperative Music worked with labels such as Wichita Recordings, City Slang, Bella Union, Transgressive and artists such as Fleet Foxes, Phoenix, The Black Keys, Two Door Cinema Club and Mumford and Sons. Vincent left Cooperative Music in 2013 when it was sold to [PIAS] as part of the divestments which Universal Music Group made following its acquisition of EMI Music.
Between 2013 and 2016 Vincent was part of the management team at Kobalt Music’s start-up label services division, first as MD of its digital distribution and services business for self-released artists AWAL, and subsequently as MD of its KLS (Kobalt Label Services) division. During that time Vincent worked with artists such as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Pet Shop Boys, Laura Marling, Julian Casablancas, Todd Terje and independent labels such as Marathon Artists.
Since January 2017 Vincent has been working at Domino Recording Co. in the newly created role of Managing Director for the label, working closely with Laurence Bell, the founder and owner of the company, and the board of Domino to co-pilot the label’s business.